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Columbia - The StateJune 20, 2013 

Garden Tours, Robert Mills House and Gardens: Compare the visual aesthetics of late 18th- and 19th-century landscape gardening to an earlier-style English boxwood garden today. Tickets $6. (803) 252-1770, ext. 24, or aposner@historiccolumbia.org

First Nazareth Baptist Church Farmer’s Market: The market will be open Saturdays through Nov. 23 from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the Millwood parking lot across from the church, 2351 Gervais St. (803) 254-6232

Garden Tour: Take a guided tour of the secluded gardens, behind Wingard’s Nursery, 1403 North Lake Drive, Lexington, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. The garden is open for viewing from 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday. (803) 359-9091

2013 Park Seed Flower Day Celebration: The 46th annual Flower Day Celebration features tours, refreshments, lectures by professional horticulturists and a variety of annuals, perennials, vegetables, trees and shrubs. The event will be from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, 3507 Cokesbury Road, Hodges. Visit parkseed.com/flowerday

Free Shred Day: Shred360, AARP and Consumers of SC host a free shred day Monday from 2-5 p.m. at the Capital Senior Center, 1650 Park Circle. All office quality paper products will be accepted. 803-463-7090; www.shred360.com

Garden Like a Master: Learn how to grow the perfect tomato July 15 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Lexington County Public Library, Cayce-West Columbia branch, 1500 Augusta Road, West Columbia. The library also hosts a program about heat and drought resistant plants by Master Gardener Carla Martinez July 22 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. (803) 794-6791

Year-Round Telephone Book Recycling: As the new 2013 phone books are being delivered, Keep the Midlands Beautiful encourages residents to recycle last year’s books. In Lexington and Richland counties and Columbia, take phone books to a drop-off facility and put them in the recycling bin for newspaper. Residents of Columbia, Forest Acres and Lexington County can also recycle phone books in their recycling bins curbside. Richland County will accept them in their recycling roll carts curbside. (803) 733-1139; www.keepthemidlands beautiful.org

Free plant identifications: The A.C. Moore Herbarium at the University of South Carolina provides free plant identifications. Bring your unknown plant by Coker Life Sciences. (803) 777-8196

 

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